Freezing rain may fall north and east of Pittsburgh area
Share with others:
Rain showers overnight and a nearly steady temperature in the mid to upper 30s are expected to help Western Pennsylvania commuters escape from potentially icy roads that may be the rule farther north and east.
The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh this afternoon issued a freezing rain advisory that extends for most of Pennsylvania from 10 tonight through 4 a.m. tomorrow. While the Pittsburgh area is not included, residents of nearby counties such as Forest, Jefferson, Clearfield, Cambria, Blair, Somerset and Bedford need to be cautious.
A freezing rain advisory means motorists should prepare for potentially icy surfaces. National Weather Service meteorologists said the advisory area may receive a light amount of icing that could cause some roads to become slick. Roads that may appear wet may instead be iced over.
In Pittsburgh and the immediate suburban areas, rain will fall mainly after midnight and into late morning. Winds will be from the southeast around 10 mph.
For the latest watches or advisory, go to the National Weather Service website at http://www.erh.noaa.gov/pbz/.
First Published February 10, 2013 7:28 am